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University of London Observatory
Location: South Cloisters
See also: http://www.ulo.ucl.ac.uk
Located in Mill Hill, north London, the observatory is a unique facility within the UK university environment. This exhibit shows the work done at the observatory as a training and research facility within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. In addition, the observatory has a well established public and school outreach programme. There is information about the UCL Certificate in Astronomy, a two-year evening course for members of the general public. Some portable telescopes will be available outside for direct observing during the day, weather permitting.
Contact: Prof Ian Howarth
Calibrating session of the Radcliffe double refracting telescope, one of
the largest in the UK.
A young pupil observes sun spots and takes notes during a school visit to